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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Easy Lemon Poha (Lemon Aval)

This Lemon Poha is very easy to make and it tastes delicious with crunchy peanuts in it. Make a very energetic morning with this healthy breakfast. Trust me guys this can be made within 10 minutes. Just give a try and let me know...
Lemon Poha

Poha/Aval - 1 1/2 cup
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Water - 2 tsp + for soaking
Salt - to taste
Coriander leaves - for garnishing(optional)

To Temper
Oil - 1 1/2 tsp
Mustard - 1/8 tsp
Channa dal - 1 tbsp
Peanuts - 1 tsp
Red Chilli - 1
Shallots - 2 tsp (optional)
Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Ginger - 1/8 tsp(chopped)

Wash and soak the poha  in water for 1-2 minutes and drain it in a strainer.
Keep this aside for 5 minutes.
Soak channa dal in water for 10 minutes.
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Heat oil in a Kadai add mustard let it crackle.
Now add channa dal, ginger and peanuts and fry till light brown in colour.
Then add in the shallots, curry leaves and turmeric and give a toss.
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Now add lemon juice and 2 tsp of water and salt and let it boil.
When the oil floats(the water is completely absorbed) add poha and switch off the stove.
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Then mix and garnish with coriander leaves.

Lemon Poha

Adding peanuts ,shallots and channa dal gives a nice crunchy effect and a unique taste.
You can skip adding shallots also (but I recommend )
You can skip ginger if you don't like them.

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Jayanthi B


  1. One of my favorite breakfast, yumm..

  2. Makes a nice afternoon snack. I make it without onions or ginger, I add sliced potatoes for crunch, but your variation looks nice.

  3. I usually cook lemon Poha for breakfast.. Nice recipe.Looks good.

  4. The pictures have come out so well..good job!

  5. Lemon poha looks delicious..

  6. I usually make Poha with lots of spices and ginger garlic, typical Bihari way. Have had this one at a friends place with curd a few weeks ago. was so good! the spices were mild and very subtle in flavour.. Love this version !

  7. Delicious I never use groundnuts but that sounds more yum.

  8. love it anytime!!! perfect for breakfast!!

  9. An easy and quick breakfast recipe.

  10. My kind of poha, i love to have this quick lemony poha anytime.

  11.'s fav <3 very lemony sis...;)

  12. Poha is my fav, and lemon poha looks yummy, Sure to try..

  13. did you know Jayahthi, avlakki or poha has been my nearly 'full time' favorite during childhood? I was such a fussy eater - but avlakki was one I have always loved! yours looks yummy with peanuts i want to have it:)

  14. Simple and delicious lemon poha. We had this for our dinner last night :-)

  15. Simple and delicious poha. I can have of anytime of the day.

  16. Simple, quick and easy breakfast. Looks delicious.